self-employed

It’s never too late to start again: Find a job in later life

Monday, 11 December 2017 | Article

We speak to five people who have managed to find employment in their 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s. Plus we find out the support that’s on offer for older workers.

Abolition of Class 2 national insurance contributions delayed

Monday, 06 November 2017 | News

Self-employed workers will continue to pay Class 2 national insurance contributions (NICs) either voluntarily or mandatorily until April 2019, it’s been announced.

Don’t risk a £100 fine - one week left to file paper tax returns

Tuesday, 24 October 2017 | News

Over one million people who submit paper tax returns have seven days left to send their documents to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Ask the Experts: "What records should I keep now that I’m self-employed?"

Tuesday, 29 August 2017 | Question and Answer

Assuming your self-employed income will be more than £1,000, the first thing you should do is register with HMRC. You can do this online at Gov.uk/log-infile-self-assessment-tax-return/ register-if-youre-self-employed.

Self-employed should be ‘auto-enrolled’ into pensions

Thursday, 13 July 2017 | News

A new review, commissioned by the government, says self-employed workers should be ‘auto-enrolled’ into pensions and their Class 4 National Insurance Contributions (NICs) hiked.

Self-employed should have pension contributions added to tax bill

Wednesday, 05 July 2017 | News

Self-employed workers should have pension contributions added to their tax bill once a year as part of the self-assessment process, according to a new report from Royal London and Aviva.

What you need to know before starting a family business

Tuesday, 21 March 2017 | Article

Setting up a family firm can seem the perfect way to earn a full- or part-time income, but it can be fraught with problems. We find out everything you need to know before taking the plunge.

Government cancels NIC increases for self-employed

Wednesday, 15 March 2017 | News

Chancellor Philip Hammond has softened his attack on the self-employed, cancelling plans to increase national insurance contributions (NICs).

Budget 2017: self-employed income tax bill to rise

Wednesday, 08 March 2017 | News

Self-employed workers have been dealt a blow in today’s Budget, as Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced a forthcoming increase in taxes.

Auto-enrolment review to consider how self-employed can save for retirement

Monday, 12 December 2016 | News

The government is stepping up its campaign to get more people saving for a pension, with a review of its auto-enrolment scheme.